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NC job growth dismal, Greensboro News Record, February 11, 2012, Guilford County and North Carolina 9.9 percent unemployent, 446000 jobless statewide

NC job growth dismal, Greensboro News Record, February 11, 2012, Guilford County and North Carolina 9.9 percent unemployent, 446000 jobless statewide

“the Times of the nineteenth of December had published the official forecasts of the output of various classes of consumption goods in the fourth quarter of 1983, which was also the sixth quarter of the Ninth Three-Year Plan. Today’s issue contained a statement of the actual output, from which it appeared that the forecasts were in every instance grossly wrong. Winston’s job was to rectify the original figures by making them agree with the later ones.”…George Orwell, “1984″

“And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed
–if all records told the same tale–then the lie passed into
history and became truth. “Who controls the past,” ran the
Party slogan, “controls the future: who controls the present
controls the past.”…George Orwell, “1984″

Charlotte, NC is hosting the Democrat Convention in NC this year. The North Carolina State Motto is “Esse quam videri”, to be rather than to seem. The
Greensboro News Record presented the article below, once again on the same front page as a UNC University System tuition hike article, just as they did a few
weeks ago. I was pleased to see the News Record reporting on the negative jobs situation in NC but this was not presented by them on the internet, therefore
I was compelled to pick up the slack. I didnt want to “Videri quam esse”, you know, seem rather than be. For some reason the News Record does not make all of their print articles readily available on the internet. They must have a good reason, although I cannot discern it.

More Obama good news.
From the Greensboro News Record February 11, 2012.
“Outlook for job growth muted”

“Guilford County and North Carolina share a dubious distinction. Over the past 12 years, neither has logged any job growth.

Put another way, there were fewer people working statewide and countywide in December 2011 than in December 1999.”

“And the suffering continues.

While the job market showed signs of growth last year, both Guilford and the state ended 2011 with more people unemployed than was the case the previous

In Guilford , nearly 24,500 didn’t have jobs; statewide, the number surpassed 446,000.

And both the county and the state ended the year with jobless rates of 9.9 percent. That’s equal to or higher than the rates a year earlier.”

“At the current rate of growth–adding 8,300 annually–it will take 3.5 years–or until 2016–to regain the positions lost during and after the Great recession.

“Looking ahead, Quinterno said he expects more of the same this year.

“Absent robust job growth, joblessness and associated hardships will remain widespread,” he wrote. “2012 could well be the fifth consecutive year of negative or minimal job growth in North Carolina.”